The Varsity Softball Wolves are ready for the 2019 season, with a mix of veterans, new players and a busy schedule full of top teams from around the state.
The Wolves are off to a 2-2 start, having battled early opponents Lambert, Forsyth Central, North Gwinnett and Apalachee in the "Battle for the Ridge" tournament at Buford this past weekend.
The Wolves relied on an experienced pitching staff and some HR power to compete in the early season contest.
Senior hurlers Ansleigh Hollifield, Amelia Veal and Kaitlyn Pickens, along with junior Riley Reese and freshman Olivia Duncan all worked in the circle, holding 4 opponents to 8 total runs.
At the plate, seniors Hollifield and rightfielder Kara Taylor each hit two homeruns in the tournament, while senior secondbaseman Anabel Adams hit .700 with 1 HR, and junior Emmaline Williams and freshman Olivia Duncan hit 1 HR apiece.
Other standouts for the opening weekend included sophomore SS Taylor Malvin who played wonderful defense, junior Abbi Perkins who split time at catcher and firstbase, and freshman Emma Castorri, who worked behind the dish and at third, were solid in the first 4 games.
The Wolves will travel to Collins Hill for a non-region game at 5:45 on Tuesday, August 13, and then to Mill Creek Wednesday for the annual Hawk-Bulldog tournament to play Jackson County and South Forsyth at 5:45 and 7:45.